Long-Term Care Insurance: Wisconsin Withdraws from Financing Partnership Program

Program to Promote Long-Term Care Insurance for the Elderly

The Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services (DHSS) created a conceptual model for a public-private partnership for long-term care. It included asset protection for consumers, subsidies for purchasers of qualified policies, and incentives for purchasers and insurers.

The project was part of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's (RWJF) national Program to Promote Long-Term Care Insurance for the Elderly.

Key Findings

  • Beset by fiscal constraints that developed during the grant period, staffing problems, and state regulatory changes that discouraged insurers from participating, the DHSS decided to withdraw from the partnership program in 1991.